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Diversity: A Nature & Scientific American special issue

Greater diversity in science's workforce and ideas is long overdue. Nature, in this special issue with Scientific American, explores connections between diversity and the rigour of research — including how marginalization affects study design — and discusses persistent, misguided assumptions. The message is clear: inclusive science is better science.

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  • Diversity challenge

    There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all senses — is key to doing good science. But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception.

    Nature (16 September 2014)


News Feature

  • Diversity: Pride in science

    The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.

    Nature (16 September 2014)

Books and Arts

  • Genetics: Under the skin

    Nathaniel Comfort wonders at the enduring trend of misrepresenting race.

    Nature (16 September 2014)

Scientific American

  • The Inclusion Equation

    Science and technology are society's main engines of prosperity. Who gets to drive them, asks this Scientific American special package.

    Scientific American (16 September 2014)

From the archive: Disabilities

From the archive: Inclusivity

  • Diversity: Equal access

    Universities seek to recreate the success of one institution's mentorship programme for minorities in science.

    Nature Jobs (23 July 2014)

  • A test that fails

    A standard test for admission to graduate school misses potential winners, say Casey Miller and Keivan Stassun.

    Nature Jobs (11 June 2014)

  • A workforce out of balance

    Too many biomedical PhDs and too few minorities are a demographic dilemma for the NIH.

    Nature (19 June 2012)

From the archive: Gender

  • Nature’s sexism

    The editors of this publication need to improve how we reflect women’s contributions to science. For this, we must inject an extra loop into our thinking.

    Nature (21 November 2012)

  • Nature Special: Women in science

    This special issue of Nature takes a hard look at the gender gap — from bench to boardroom — and at what is being done to close it.

    Nature (07 March 2013)

  • Does gender matter?

    The suggestion that women are not advancing in science because of innate inability is being taken seriously by some high-profile academics but is wrong, argues Ben A. Barres.

    Nature (12 July 2006)

From the archive: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer

From the archive: Class and ethnicity

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